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Mar 30, 2011 12:00 PM

saturday breakfast near alemany market and sfo

Dropping my husband off for a very early flight Sat. out of SFO. Making lemon-ade from lemons, I want to combine it w/ a trip to the Alemany Farmer's Market.

But I'll have a long window between SFO drop-off (5:30 AM) and the time the Market opens (7:30 AM).

I live in Berkeley, so going home for a snooze isn't an option.

Thoughts about where I could have breakfast--and maybe a post-breakfast cup of coffee?!

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  1. Those are not my hours, but I think Alemany vendors start showing up at 6.

    1. Not sure when the Liberty Cafe opens, but I went there once and really enjoyed it!

      1. Just checking, and Martha's on Cortland opens before 6.

        I don't love their coffee, but they have lots of good snacks, and it's close to Alemany.

        1. Sandbox Bakery on Cortland opens at 6am on Saturday. More interesting options than Martha's but less seating.

          Sandbox Bakery
          833 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

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          1. re: Candice

            What do you like at Sandbox? I've tried a few things that weren't exciting.

            1. re: Candice

              Thanks for suggestions.

              Just curious. Anyone know of places farther south w/ early openings--eg. a terrific South S.F. diner or someplace in Millbrae that servers up great congee?

              1. re: sundeck sue

                Unfortunately JoAnn's diner in SSF doesn't open until 7:30.

                Peter's Cafe on the corner of Millbrae Avenue and El Camino opens at 6am. It's directly adjacent to the Millbrae BART and very close to the airport.

                1. re: sundeck sue

                  Here's a thread with Broadway Bistro opening at 7:30 with jook.

                  Broadway Bistro
                  349 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

                  1. re: sundeck sue

                    too late if you meant today, but I still remember Ed's Diner fondly, and it was my answer several years ago when someone asked almost the same exact question:


                    Ed's Diner
                    348 Grand Ave S, San Francisco, CA

                2. Neal's Coffee Shop in the Burlingame Shopping Ctr. 1845 El Camino Real, Burlingame. However, on Saturday the place opens at 7:00 am....healthy menu, specialization in egg white omelettes.

                  Neal's Coffee Shop
                  1845 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010

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